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Oct 9, 2012 7:00am EDT
in illinois say the suspensions will likely affect their grade and future education, and they say the mints they ate are perfectly legal. it all started when 17-year-old jake walker took these to school. >> i don't feel that i should lose my education over a little mint. >> reporter: they are caffein-in mints, perfectly legal, but to some school officials in pekin illinois they looked like drugs. jake and three of his friends were suspended for eating the mints during lunch. >> this is 2012, and caffein is caffein. i drink soda. jake drinks soda. i didn't see anything wrong with a caffein pill. >> reporter: school officials issued this statement. pekin community high school approaches consumption of mood-altering substances very seriously given both the health risks at issue and a mission to keep both illegal and legal drugs and substances out of the school. >> i see people bringing in energy drinks and coffee to school every day, so i thought, hey, it's healthier. why not dry to bring it in and maybe get a little bit more energy. >> reporter: here's a caffein breakdown. a 16-ounce cup of c
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